We have enjoyed being very involved in the alpaca industry over the past 20 years and look forward to the many more upcoming years helping the industry reach the goals to establish alpaca prominently at the top of the natural fiber marketplace.
One of the first things we learned which helped us decide to raise alpacas was that the quality of alpaca fiber was much higher quality prior to the Spanish Conquests, (over 500 years ago) than what it is today. Anthropologists have discovered that the original alpaca fiber more closely resembled vicuna, the world's most valuable natural fiber in the world today. Raw vicuna fiber is valued between $150 to $250 per pound with vicuna garments retailing for 10's of thousands of dollars. While we understand alpaca isn't likely to reach that market price, the opportunity to bring alpaca back to prominence is obvious. and been the focus of our breeding program from the start.
The national recognition of our genetics and show ring success is a goal that has always been at the center of our breeding program. Our herd today is the result of our attention to detail with the purpose of improving each generation as much as possible. By utilizing the best science-based and objective tools available we have achieved much more than we originally thought possible. If you could learn only one thing from our experience is that ... Building a high-quality herd and producing elite quality offspring isn't a dream it's a decision.
We are passionate about alpacas and helping our clients succeed and the industry reach a goal of outperforming cashmere in its current role as a high quality commercial natural fiber.